Xi Jinping: China’s enemies will have ‘heads cracked and bleeding’
By Joel Gehrke
01 July 2021
China’s enemies will “have their heads cracked and bleeding” in any future conflict, the communist regime’s chief vowed during a speech marking the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party.
“We will never allow any foreign force to bully, oppress, or subjugate us,” Chinese President Xi Jinping said, according to the English text of his speech. “Anyone who would attempt to do so will find themselves on a collision course with a great wall of steel forged by over 1.4 billion Chinese people.”
Xi ad-libbed the violent imagery, according to the South China Morning Post, which translated the lines as delivered in Chinese. And, in the spoken and written version, Xi paired that truculent rhetoric with a pledge to gain control of Taiwan, the last refuge of the government overthrown when the Chinese Communist Party took power in 1949 and a strategic chokepoint for China and U.S. allies in the region.
“We must take resolute action to utterly defeat any attempt toward ‘Taiwan independence’ and work together to create a bright future for national rejuvenation,” Xi said. “No one should underestimate the resolve, the will, and the ability of the Chinese people to defend their national sovereignty and territorial integrity.”